How do you cut and prepare prickly pear? Carefully. Here& 39;s a step-by-step guide to cutting and using delicious cactus pear with photos and recipe suggestions.Photography Credit:Elise BauerPlease welcome Garrett McCord as he shows us how to cut up a prickly pear. ~EliseWhat is Prickly Pear Fruit?Known to few, the fruit of the nopales cactus (cacti with beaver tail-like paddles), are actually quite edible.
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Argentinean chimichurri is made with chopped fresh parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. A colorful and flavorful addition, chimichurri sauce takes just 10 minutes to make!Photography Credit:Elise BauerWhat is Chimichurri?Have you ever made a chimichurri sauce? It’s an Argentinean sauce or condiment, similar to pesto, that is popular throughout South America.
Chicken Fried Rice! This take-out classic is an easy weeknight meal! It& 39;s made on the stovetop with chicken, eggs, onions, carrots, peas, and rice.Photography Credit:Lisa LinWhen I was a kid, I always looked forward to days when my mother made fried rice for dinner. Like most Asian families, we ate regular plain rice almost every day with dinner, so any time my mother felt inspired to change up our dinner routine felt like a treat to me!
Baked Chicken Marinara - chicken pieces coated with Parmesan and bread crumbs, fried and covered with a tomato basil marinara sauce, and topped with melted Mozzarella. A flavorful alternative to chicken parmesan.Photography Credit:Elise BauerThis baked chicken marinara dish is my mother’s version of chicken parmesan, in that chicken pieces, are breaded, fried, smothered with sauce, topped with Mozzarella, and baked.
Pan-cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and port wine.Photography Credit:Sally VargasThis is one of my father’s favorite chicken recipes.Boneless chicken breasts are cooked with shallots, garlic, mushrooms, and simmered with tomatoes and port.Perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal!
1 Poach chicken thighs: Put chicken thighs in a medium sized saucepan and just cover with water. Add the halved garlic, 1/4 of an onion, and 2 teaspoons of salt to the water.Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to very low to maintain the heat at just below a simmer, and cook, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken is just barely cooked through.
Pumpkin pie lovers, take note! This Pumpkin Chiffon Pie has a gingersnap crust and a light, pudding-like filling. It& 39;s a fun and elegant riff on the classic pie, and sure to become a favorite.Photography Credit:Elise BauerIf you are looking for a special pie for the holidays, this is it — a light pumpkin pie with beaten egg whites folded into the pumpkin custard, spiked with rum, set in a gingersnap cookie crust, and covered with whipped cream.
Chestnut soup with roasted chestnuts, fennel, onions, apples, celery, and a dollop of sour cream.Photography Credit:Elise BauerYears ago an aikido friend of mine and I travelled to Shikoku, a Southern island of Japan.On a brisk walk one day we discovered the path covered with chestnuts. We gathered a bunch and took them back to where we were staying.
Food on a stick is a winner for both kids and adults! Chicken and pineapple are a perfect match for the grill. Top with lemony yogurt sauce for an easy summer meal.Photography Credit:Nick EvansKids are so easy to wow when they are young. My kids are actually impressed by how fast I can put my shoes on, and I’m not even trying.
West African inspired chicken peanut curry, with lime, coriander seed, onion, cilantro, mint, ginger, chili, peanuts, and chicken.Photography Credit:Elise BauerThe inspiration for this recipe comes from a West African soup recipe in Nancie McDermott’s The Curry Book. With a little less broth and a lot more chicken you have a great peanut curry dish.
Chinese chews, a sweet treat made with chopped dates and walnuts, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.Photography Credit:Steve-Anna StephensPlease welcome my dear friend, guest author Steve-Anna Stephens as she shares a favorite treat, Chinese Chews. ~EliseEvery now and then, I just have to bake something.
1 Roast the tomatillos, garlic: Remove papery husks from tomatillos and rinse well. Cut in half and place cut side down, along with 5 unpeeled garlic cloves, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place under a broiler for about 5-7 minutes to lightly blacken the skin. Remove from oven, let cool enough to handle.
Pad Thai is one of those beloved dishes either for eat-in or takeout at Thai restaurants. Happily, it’s not hard to pull off at home. You can find all the nitty-gritty details and instructions in our How to Make Pad Thai recipe.Americans in particular love pad Thai with chicken, so we set out to adapt our master recipe, which calls for shrimp, to make it with chicken instead.
I did not grow up on chicken korma.Growing up in a traditional Indian home, chicken was served maybe a couple times a week. Although those meals would be a treat, chicken curry was mainly what my mom cooked.Kormas are for very, very special occasions, like weddings or grand parties, and rightfully so!
Tarragon chicken salad with dried cranberries, celery, mayonnaise, and tarragon. Great for sandwiches!Photography Credit:Elise BauerInspiration for good food can be found anywhere, even Starbucks, where I had a delicious chicken salad sandwich recently.The key ingredients other than chicken?Sweetened dried cranberries and tarragon.
Need dinner in a hurry? Chinese 5-Spice Skillet Dinner to the rescue! Lean protein, loads of colorful vegetables, and on the table in about 30 minutes!Photography Credit:Alison BickleDinner doesn’t have to be complicated. I love to cook, but I also enjoy spending time with friends, playing cards with my children, and tinkering outside.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin, wrapped around an arugula and goat cheese stuffing and roasted.Photography Credit:Elise BauerWe have a patch of arugula in our garden that not only re-seeds itself every year, but manages to seed itself outside its raised bed as well.No one in a temperate climate should ever have to pay a dime for arugula; it grows like a weed, more aggressive even than dandelion.
This easy stovetop Chicken Tikka Masala tastes just like your favorite Indian take-out and is ready in under an hour. Leftovers are even better the next day!Photography Credit:Lisa LinMy husband is British, and therefore incredibly picky about Indian food. He bemoans the lack of restaurants that serve “proper curries” in our neighborhood.
Easy recipe for chicken breasts with a quick mustard cream sauce! Ready in under 30 minutes. Great with rice, pasta, or a green salad.Photography Credit:Sally VargasThis elegant dish is so easy to make, it’s almost criminal. But luckily, I don’t think anyone will get in trouble just for making really special chicken fit for anything from a weeknight meal to a dinner party — even if it does only take a half an hour.
Many people compare Vietnamese food with that of Thailand. It’s natural, because the two countries are neighbors, and countless ideas have flowed back and forth, intermingling as people cooked and shared. Given that, you’d think that Viet and Thai curries would have lots in common. They do, with regards to the use of coconut milk and aromatics.
Chicken piccata gets the full pasta treatment! Cook the penne, make a quick butter sauce, and assemble it all together. This easy lemony chicken dish will wow your kids!Photography Credit:Nick EvansFeatured in 13 Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals with Chicken BrothIntroducing kids to new flavors (or even just slight changes from what they are used to) is one of my all-time goals as far as raising healthy eaters.